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CHF 100’000 for ASPIVIX

ASPIVIX is the newest winner of a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000. The Lausanne based medtech startup develops a novel medical device for gynaecologists, which eases treatments and reduces pain as well as eventual trauma during interventions.

The cyber-security startup ARCATrust receives a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000

The FIT jury chose to support ARCATrust in August 2018 with a CHF 100’000 FIT seed loan. Based on the EPFL Innovation Park, ARCATrust provides a novel general-purpose security platform for companies willing to store and manage their digital assets, such as crypto currencies or smart contracts, with the highest level of security.

The FIT grants CHF 400’000 to 4 new Western Switzerland startups

Largo Films, Aeler Technologies, Gliapharm and Ligentec are the four latest winners of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) seed loan. Each startup received CHF 100’000 to further develop their business.

FIT Digital: Here are the first 5 projects to win

On 31 May, 2018, the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) launched FIT Digital, a new program for innovative digital projects. Since launch, FIT digital received more than 20 applications, among which 6 pitched on July 9, 2018. 5 winning projects were selected by the FIT Digital jury. Meet them in our mini interviews, today!

Nightlife app infinight gets a CHF 20’000 push from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet infinight in our interview with co-founder and CTO Yannick Bloem. The project gets CHF 20’000 (FIT Digital Grant).

New PropTech young player Tayo receives CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Tayo in our interview with founder and CEO Etienne Friedli. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Householders’ digital platform gets CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Buildigo in our interview with CEO Raphael Breitschmid. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Adventure and tourism platform WeGaw gets CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet WeGaw in our interview with co-founder & CEO Ion Padilla. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Business owners’ intelligent digital assistant takes off with a CHF 50’000 Seed loan from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Socialease in our interview with co-founder & CEO Laurent Thevin. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

CHF 800’000 for the startups SamanTree Medical and OneVisage

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has granted two early loans of CHF 400’000 each to the Lausanne based startups SamanTree Medical and OneVisage. Since 1994, the FIT supported 168 high tech projects in western Switzerland with a total of more than CHF 33 million of financial support.

CREAL3D and AVAtronics join the list of startups supported by the FIT

The Virtual and Mixed Reality startup CREAL3D and the Innovative Active Noise Cancellation Technology (ANC) project AVAtronics entered the list of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) Alumni as they each secured a seed loan of CHF 100’000 to trigger their development. Since its creation in 1994, the FIT supported a total of 165 high potential projects in phase of prototyping and commercialization with loans and grants, for a total of CHF 33 million.

CHF 100’000 for the startup L2F

The EPFL based startup L2F obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of prototyping and commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with more than 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1300 jobs in Switzerland so far.

Two innovative EPFL spin-offs win CHF 100’000 each from the FIT

The two EPFL startups Darix and Zaphiro each obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with a total of 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1000 jobs in Switzerland so far.

TOP100 2017

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the seventh time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2017) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 21 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to L.E.S.S, Flyability, Mindmaze, Gamaya, BestMile, Lunaphore Technologies, Amal Therapeutics, Insolight, DEPsys, CombaGroup, ScanTrust, G-Therapeutics, DistalMotion, Cellestia Biotech, Biowatch, Akselos, Intento, Nanolive, Rovenso, Artmyn and Monito!